Training Tips: Position or Posture?

POSITION OR POSTURE? It’s very important to differentiate between position and posture and ensure both are correct. You can’t have a good seat and balance unless your position is correct in the first place. The very first thing we are taught when we sit on a horse is to have a good position, which generally is a fast process; then … Continue reading

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Training: Five Biggest Barriers to Success!

All riders have their strengths and weaknesses, here we explore the most common challenges and look at how to fix them to help elevate riding to the next level. FEAR: Fear of hurting ourselves (or our horse), or fear of failure are most common. This is a challenge that affects many riders on some level but can be overcome with training and … Continue reading

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So Much You Can Do With Two Poles: Series #4

Our TWO POLE training series explores the variety of exercises you can practice to improve both horse and rider, simply using two jump poles. Brought to you by experienced trainer and ReadySupp’s co-founder Didi Verdina, the series covers exercises for all levels of horse and rider and begins with the easiest level.  Didi quotes a famous horseman when offering advice … Continue reading

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Better Training Tips: How To Warm-Up and Cool-Down Correctly

When working your horse it is important to remember that the warm-up and cool-down phases are as crucial as the exercises you work on, this will support better performance and wellbeing long term. When working on the flat (or over jumps), follow these tips to help improve your horse’s flexibility, development and overall performance: As soon as you get on allow … Continue reading

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Rider Balance: Simple Steps Will Benefit Your Horse

There is always plenty of discussion on rider balance and how it can affect our horses and the way we ride. Here’s 7 important tips to remember: Our horses react to our weight and balance so it’s important we have control of them at all times!   Good posture on the ground will improve position in the saddle, so think … Continue reading

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